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Labyrinth Men


Labyrinth Men

Labyrinth Men is John Beach’s ninth collection of poetry. The 36 terzanelle poems in this collection are mostly the ranting of a middle-aged man who’s feeling even older than that. The terzanelle is a French/Italian adaptation of the terza rima to the villanelle form. Each terzanelle is meant to be 19 lines long (ten syllables each), composed of five triplets with a concluding quatrain, and are written in iambic pentamater. I don’t pay much attention to where my metrical feet are stepping, but I enjoy the puzzle-like nature of this form and the subtlety of the repeating lines, the variations in meaning. I also enjoy breaking the lines and changing punctuation.

  • ISBN: 9781370175857
  • Author: John Beach
  • Published: 2017-10-27 00:20:06
  • Words: 5313
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